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2 Boston Eateries Make Bon Appetit's List of Best New Restaurants

Tawakal Halal Cafe in Boston and DakZen in Somerville are among 50 national restaurants being considered for America's Best New Restaurants 2019

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    Portland Named Top Restaurant City

    Bon Appetit named Portland, Maine, the 2018 Restaurant City of the Year.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018)

    Two Boston area eateries have made Bon Appetit's annual nominee list for America's Best New Restaurants 2019.

    Tawakal Halal Cafe serves up Somali comfort food on Maverick Street in Boston.

    Among the items the restaurant offers are Beef "Hilib" Biryani, Grits "Soor Iyo Maraq" and Chicken "Dora" Chapati.

    It's where "delectable entrées, appetizers and scrumptious desserts are prepared according to our own family recipe," according to Tawakal Halal Cafe's Facebook page.

    DakZen on Elm Street in Somerville also made Bon Appetit's nominee list.

    Decribed as authentic Thai street food, the Davis Square restaurant serves up Pad Thai, Khao Soi and Tom Yum Noodles Soup.

    The other two New England restaurants also on the America's Best New Restaurants 2019 list are Aleppo Sweets and Big King, both in Providence.

    The complete list of the top 50 nominees can be found here.

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